Office of Pastoral Planning

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  The Office of Pastoral Planning assists Deans, Pastors, and Parish Life Directors to fulfill the mission of Jesus in our time through education, retreats, and inter-parish conversation.

The office facilitates ongoing formation of parish leaders and parishioners to assure a collaborative effort exists within each parish community, the Local Catholic Communities (LCCs), and the Deanery.  This involves a large consultation of all parishioners and a deep reflection on the core values of the parish community. 

Call Deacon Frank Berning, Director of  the  Office of Pastoral Planning at (518) 453-6661 or